Lynette Hunter

Lynette Hunter works on epistemology, feminism and the history of science. Her Critiques of Knowing explores different rhetorics of knowing in science and computing through the lens of standpoint and situated feminist theories of knowing. In the 1980s she was responsible for starting the first humanities computing courses at university level in the UK, and has a long history with database construction and hypertext development. In the 1990s she led a group constructing the Victorian Periodicals Project, and in 2010 completed the women’s history project Food, Drink and Household Books 1475-1914 at householdbooks.ucdavis.edu. More recently she has begun to work on theories of play and their impact on structures of knowing in computing, and is tentatively thinking through and experimenting with the implications of emerging technology for both poetic and pedagogical interaction in virtual media. Lynette Hunter has an active interest in working with graduate students in these areas. Sylvie Bissonnette (PhD 2011) worked on empathy and animation, John Zibell (3rd year PhD) is working on emobodied theatre games via interactive media.